Science news 02 Mar, 2021
'Incredible' findings prove existence of space plasma hurricanes - Sky NewsSky.com
Satellite readings reveal a space hurricane in Earth's upper atmosphere made of plasma and raining electrons instead of water.
Neanderthals Listened to the World Much Like Us - The New York TimesNew York Times
A reconstructed Neanderthal ear adds a new piece to the puzzle of whether the early humans could speak.
Primates Appeared Almost Immediately After Dinosaurs Went Extinct, New Research Suggests - GizmodoGizmodo.com
A formation famous for producing T. rex fossils has now yielded the oldest evidence of primates in the fossil record, in what is being hailed a significant discovery.
Fossils of oldest member of huge dinosaur group found in Argentina - Yahoo NewsYahoo Entertainment
Scientists have unearthed in Argentina's Patagonian wilderness fossils of what may be the oldest-known member of the dinosaur group known as titanosaurs that...
NASA, SpaceX to launch second crew rotation mission to International Space Station - Fox BusinessFox Business
NASA is preparing for its SpaceX Crew-2 mission, which will lift off from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida no earlier than April 20.
When should you end a conversation? Probably sooner than you think - Science MagazineScience Magazine
Study finds most chats don’t end when people want them to
A 1990s iMac Processor Powers NASA’s Perseverance Rover - GizmodoGizmodo.com
It's not about processing speed, but reliability.
SpaceX Falcon 9 missed its landing last month because of a hole in a boot - CNETCNET
The booster appeared to miss the landing pad of the company's droneship in the Atlantic on Feb. 15.
Geology: Most life on Earth will be WIPED OUT in a billion years due to a drop in oxygen levels - Daily MailDaily Mail
Researchers modelled how our planet's atmosphere will change in light of various biological, climatic and geological processes.
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Completes Final Tests for Launch - NASANASA
Testing teams successfully completed two important milestones that confirmed the observatory’s internal electronics are all functioning as intended, and that the spacecraft and its four scientific instruments can send and receive data properly through the sam…
Warming impairs trophic transfer efficiency in a long-term field experiment - Nature.comNature.com
In natural ecosystems, the efficiency of energy transfer from resources to consumers determines the biomass structure of food webs. As a general rule, about 10% of the energy produced in one trophic level makes it up to the next1–3. Recent theory suggests thi…
New approaches to treating cancer with off-the-shelf immune-stimulating bispecific antibodies - FierceBiotechFierceBiotech
Three Johns Hopkins research groups designed bispecific antibodies so they simultaneously bind to tumor antigens and T cells, resulting in drugs that could offer off-the-shelf immuno-oncology to a wide variety of cancer patients, they argued. The drugs showed…
The $450 question: Should journals pay peer reviewers? - Science MagazineScience Magazine
Payment advocates expect quicker, better reviews but opponents fear unsustainable costs
Large meteor 'fireball' blazes across the UK, lighting up skies – video - The GuardianThe Guardian
A very bright meteor, known as a fireball, has been captured on doorbell cameras across the country
Paleontologists Discover Oldest Known Titanosaur | Paleontology - Sci-News.comSci-News.com
Ninjatitan zapatai lived approximately 140 million years ago (Early Cretaceous epoch) in what is now Patagonia, Argentina.
Planetary defense experts use infamous asteroid Apophis to practice spotting dangerous space rocks - Space.comSpace.com
Apophis definitely won't hit Earth this month, but scientists are pretending it might.
Rare red sprite and blue jet create otherworldly light show above Hawaii - Livescience.comLive Science
World's first space HOTEL to begin construction in low Earth orbit in 2025 - Daily MailDaily Mail
Developed by the Orbital Assembly Corporation (OAC), the Voyager Station could be operational as early as 2027, with the infrastructure built in orbit around the Earth.
Earth being bombarded by 500km/s solar storm which could affect technology - Daily ExpressExpress
EARTH is currently being bombarded by a solar storm smashing into our planet at 500 kilometres per second, and experts believe it could possibly cause problems for our technology.
This Is What Rolling Blackouts Look Like From Space - Universe TodayUniverse Today
Extreme winter weather hit Texas hard this February. An air mass from the arctic extended deep into the United States from Canada, with disastrous results for the ordinarily warm state. Along with snow and unusually low temperatures, the state’s capacity for …
Parker Solar Probe Captured Images of Venus on its way to the Sun - Universe TodayUniverse Today
Last summer, the Parker Solar Probe flew past Venus on its way to fly closer to the Sun. In a bit of a surprise, one of the spacecraft’s cameras, the Wide-field Imager for Parker Solar Probe, or WISPR, captured a striking image of the planet’s nightside from …
VOLCANO WATCH: When will Mauna Loa erupt next? - Big Island Video NewsBig Island Video News
HAWAIʻI ISLAND - There has been a relative increase in earthquake activity, recently, as well as a slight increase in the rate of inflation at the volcano summit.
Under threat: the birthplace of Darwin’s historic theory - The GuardianThe Guardian
Groups including the Geological and Linnean societies say government’s 3,000% rent rise could force them to quit their Burlington House premises after 167 years